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Creamy Southwestern Pumpkin Soup

What You Need: Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Cool: 10 minutes Yield: Makes 20 cups

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2 tablespoons  butter or margarine 1  large onion, chopped (about 2 cups) 1  jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped 2  garlic cloves, minced 5  cups  chicken broth 1  large baking potato, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups) 1 1/4  teaspoons  salt 1/2  teaspoon  chili powder 1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin 1  (15-ounce) can pumpkin 1/4  cup  chopped fresh cilantro 2  cups  milk 3  tablespoons  fresh lime juice Garnishes: sour cream, fresh cilantro sprig

Preparation: 1. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, jalapeño pepper, and garlic; sauté 15 minutes. Add chicken broth and next 4 ingredients; cook, stirring often, 30 minutes or until potato is tender. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly (about 5 to 10 minutes). 2. Process potato mixture, pumpkin, and cilantro, in batches, in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. 3. Return to Dutch oven; stir in milk, and simmer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in lime juice; garnish, if desired. Southern Living, OCTOBER 2003

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10 x 15-inch piece of 1-inch-thick plastic foam Serrated Knife Ruler Straight Pins Sewing threads to match felt colors Sewing needle Craft felts: 27 x 27-inch square piece of orange, 7 x 10-inch piece of white , and 5 x 27-inch piece of yellow Twig (we used Manzanita) Black spray paint Florist’s wire 3-small artificial crows Dried naturals such as stems of millet, grasses, and dried Japanese lanterns

Instructions: 1. Place the plastic foam flat on a cutting surface with the 10-inch ends at the top and bottom. 2. Cut out a triangle shape from the foam, leaving a 1-inch-wide "point" at the bottom. The triangle should measure 10 inches across the top, 1 inch across the bottom, and approximately 16 inches along each side. 3. Wrap the triangle with batting, neatly pinning it to the back. 4. Shape and trim away the excess batting until it smoothly fits the back of the triangle. Baste the batting edges together, removing the pins as you sew. 5. Cover the triangle with orange crafts felt in the same way. Using the 7x10-inch piece of white felt, add a 4-inch-tall band to the bottom of the triangle, wrapping the felt around the bottom edge. 6. Pin, trim, and sew the band in place. With the 5x27-inch piece of yellow felt, add a 5-inch-tall band to the top. Do not wrap the felt over the top edge 7. Pin, trim, and sew the band in place. Spray the twig black; let dry. Secure the twig in the Courtesy of Better Homes and

12 10 2018  
12 10 2018